What if Elon Musk went to Harvard?—The costs of the brain drain.
I routinely run into folks working in finance romanticizing the virtues of startup culture. It’s easy to romanticize when you constantly are fed stories of a group of founders working out of a garage going on to sell their businesses for millions, if not billions. It’s the modern-day retelling of the tale of Don Quixote.
How exciting it must be to go boldly into the arena to pursue your dreams and come out the victor. The grass is always greener on the other side I suppose. When I look at the career path of those in finance, I routinely think ‘that would be nice.’ It would be nice to choose a career where you didn’t have to run the risk of burning through all your savings to launch your idea. That’s what jumping in the arena often entails.
This has been the trajectory of many of my friends who have started their own companies. It is a reality of startups. Ramping up a startup can be...
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